In The News
Twitch warned some users “it may have exposed some of their messages to other users,” VentureBeat’s Jeff Grubb reports. “The livestreaming site has sent out emails today to a number of its broadcasters about a bug that would misfile older messages so that other people could download them and read them.”
Patricia A. Pizer was arrested “after an altercation with police that left her badly injured” in South Carolina, GI.biz’s Rebekah Valentine and James Batchelor report. “Industry colleagues and supporters are raising money for her legal and medical fees after the incident.”
Take-Two Interactive received a preliminary injunction “to stop a Georgia man from selling programs that it said helps players cheat at the best-selling video game,” Reuters reports.
Jessica Blevins, Ninja’s wife, did an interview revealing a bit more about herself and her goals as her husband’s manager with Business Insider’s Dave Smith. Here’s a snippet: “‘We want him as a household name, so we’re trying to move him from just gaming to everywhere.’”
GameStop appointed Carrie Teffner to its board of directors.
BlocPlay added Paul Andrusyshy to its board of directors.
Sony surpassed 3 million PSVR headsets sold.
Rovio saw profits decrease 57%, GI.biz’s Hadyn Taylor reports. “Near record-breaking games revenue at Rovio has done little to offset a 57.5 per cent decline in operating profit at the Finnish developer, falling from €14.1 million to €6 million year-on-year.”
Blizzard’s Pete Stilwell would love to see Diablo in Super Smash Bros., he told Game Informer’s Imran Khan. “‘Then if we had over time, eventually the heroes, go through all of them…or you could go really awesome and only have Deckard Cain.’
University of California, Irvine esports director Mark Deppe “has been named as Inaugural Commissioner of the North America Scholastic Esports Federation,” according to a press release.
ASUS ROG is sponsoring DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018, TEO’s Trent Murray reports. “The company will provide desktop PCs and monitors for the event, as well as laptops for broadcast talent.”
Unicorns of Love and BILLY BOY are partnering, Esports Insider’s David Hollingsworth reports. “As part of the deal, BILLY BOY will feature on the UoL team jerseys alongside brand activations. The deal will run until the end of 2018.”
ESPN and Millennial Esports are partnering, according to a press release. It includes “esports racing content featured on the leading sports channel supporting coverage during the second half of the Formula 1 season.”
Vampyr’s getting the TV treatment. “Dontnod Entertainment has granted the rights to create a TV series based on Vampyr to Fox 21,” Batchelor writes.
Happy birthday Kevin “Purge” Godec!